Lightning nearly strikes teen in Cedar Point parking lot

Posted Wednesday, June 8, 2005 11:59 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A 17-year-old Michigan boy was released after a precautionary hospital visit when he was nearly struck by lightning in the Cedar Point parking lot.

Read more from WKYC/Cleveland.

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Thursday, June 9, 2005 6:58 AM
Update: http://www.pointbuzz.com/news.htm?id=629
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Thursday, June 9, 2005 8:17 AM
The kids said, "give me a big one" and then got hit by lightning? Mental note: stay away from that kid.
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Thursday, June 9, 2005 2:11 PM
Does Hershey have to change the name of Lightning Racer now? ;)
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Thursday, June 9, 2005 2:56 PM
LOL, good one!
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Thursday, June 9, 2005 4:40 PM
And all across the world mothers are saying "Be careful what you ask for...."
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Monday, June 13, 2005 8:59 AM
I guess he shouldnt have said those things about that funnel cake vendor
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Monday, June 13, 2005 2:13 PM
Let's see, we've got about two years before a lawyer will get to this kid and have him sue the park for negligence. I can see the statement now, "My client has suffered unimaginable trauma due to Cedar Point's lack of care, and he is no longer able to go outside without wetting his pants. Cedar Point has the obligation to provide all of its guests with protective rubber suits, and also cover their parking lot with the latest ani-lightning roofing."

And my favorite comment from an acutal lawyer in a real case against an amusement park:

"Safety is not common sense."*** This post was edited by CoasterKrazy 6/13/2005 5:43:51 PM ***

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:22 AM
I get the feeling that this wouldn't even be news if it hadn't happened at an amusment park. I'm sure they'll find some way to sue.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 10:40 PM
Someone sued PKI for getting in by lighting in the parking lot. That is why parks have to spend millions a year on insureance.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:14 PM
You can't even spell it, and you claim to know what they're spending money on? I don't believe we know the outcome of that lawsuit.
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